Monday, October 26, 2015

Four great workshops coming soon, starting November 7: Writing Great Dialogue (2 locales), How to Build Your Story & How to Make Yourself Write

You can write great dialogue
The writer’s most important tool
Offered in two locales this coming month:
Saturday, November 7, 2015
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakville Central Library, 120 Navy Street, Oakville, Ontario (Map here.)
Fee: 46 paid in advance or 49 if you wait to pay at the door
Saturday, November 21, 2015
1:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ingersoll Public Library, 130 Oxford Street, Ingersoll, Ontario (Map here)
Fee: $46 paid in advance or $49 at the door
Fee:  34.51 + hst = 39 in advance or 37.17 + hst = 42 if you wait to pay at the door
Accessible to beginners and meaty enough for experienced writers, this workshop will show you how to use dialogue to make your stories more dynamic and dramatic. Whether you’re writing fiction or memoir, you need to be able to write great dialogue and need to know how to mix your dialogue and narrative so that your characters come alive.  Come to this workshop and learn both the basics and the best tricks of the trade so that you'll never write a lifeless scene again.
To reserve a spot now, email:

How to Build Your Story
Plotting novels & Writing short stories
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Registration and coffee: 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The RainDance Centre, 716 Pelissier Street, Windsor, Ontario (Map here.) 
This workshop will show you how writers plot a novel and will give you the best tips on writing short stories. We’ll also look at where to get your stories published and how to win contests. Best yet, you’ll see how to apply the story-building techniques you’ve learned to your own writing
Fee (including lunch):  56 paid in advance or 59 if you wait to pay at the door.
To reserve a spot now, email

How to Make Yourself Write
A creativity workout
Saturday, November 28, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Unity Church, Unit 8, 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga (Map here.)
Let's get motivated! This workshop is designed to help you find the time and the inspiration to write. No more staring at a blank screen. Come to this workshop and learn the five keys to beating procrastination. Then give yourself a kick-start and discover how to keep going. This creativity workout will get your words flowing and help you make the breakthrough into the next level of writing.
Fee: 46 paid in advance or 49 if you wait to pay at the door
To reserve a spot now, email

Workshop leader Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Saint John. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.
Read reviews of Brian's weekly classes and Saturday workshops here.

Kelley Armstrong
What previous attendees have to say:
“Brian’s the real deal.  He isn't just an inspiring teacher – he's plugged into the publishing world! He got me an agent who sold my first novel, to publishers around the world.  My 13th novel, The Awakening, hit number 1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. To date I’ve published 28 books, and thirteen of them have been turned into a TV show with the same name as my first novel, Bitten.”
~ Kelley Armstrong, Aylmer, Ontario

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See Brian’s full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, Kitchener, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond. 

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